Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went over the basics of his pre-calculus course. The nature of the class is a hybrid online-in-class format, so we will be going over online content Tuesdays, and bookwork on Thursdays. Thus, we completed a homework module and started another online today. The student has a basic understanding of college algebra and precalculus. I was going over concepts to try and help his memory, and he was able to keep up with the material. The student did well."
"Worked on chapter four review, working with exponential functions and logarithms. Using the rules of logs, solving exponential and logarithmic equations, and using the compound interest formula. She is a good student and good at math, and picks up the material very well!"
"Today the student and I went over a cumulative review of graphing trigonometric functions. This included finding the amplitude, vertical shift and stretch, period changes, as well as phase shifts and horizontal stretch. The student was able to move through half of the assigned problems assigned to review him for his quiz/test tomorrow and I have full confidence that he will do well on it as he has a formal, step by step approach in solving these type of problems."
"We reviewed problems the student worked in class today that she needed some help with. We thoroughly covered inverse trig functions and basic trig relations. I had her work some problems I designed that applied to dancing. She has a test next week after Tuesday, so we will use next Tuesday to review for her test."
"This session, we went over the student's latest homework, covering multiple-argument properties of trig functions. The concept was pretty basic in that most problems can be solved by applying the given formula. We spent the remaining time preparing for her quiz, covering the previous 2 sections on proving trig identities. As we did more practice problems, her confidence grew, and she was able to execute better."
"Today, we focused on the use of trig identities to simple trig functions. I had to explain that this was proving more difficult because it isn't procedural. It requires the ability to think out of the box and try, even if your idea might not work out."
"The student and I met today to help her catch up on homework and study for her quiz on Thursday. We finished up her assignment on finding zeros of polynomials using p/q method to find potential zeros, as well as synthetic division and quadratic formula to get all of the zeros. Due to the complexity of some of the problems, simple math mistakes are common. I helped her learn how to backtrack and figure out what went wrong with the problem. We also started getting into imaginary numbers and factoring to standard form. Additionally, I helped with standard form given zeros. She seems to understand the concepts and will hopefully do well on the test Thursday."
"We spent today's session reviewing polynomial functions, creating functions from two points, and identifying functions. After reviewing the definitions and example problems we worked through 15 questions from the exercises."
"We went over material to prepare for her midterm exam. We continued to go over the review sheet as well as review topics that she needed a little extra help with including logs, exponential functions, and transformations."
"Today's session served as a review for the student's upcoming quiz and test this week, Wednesday and Friday, respectively. We completed the review packet provided by her teacher, as well as the homework that was due today. Below are the concepts we reviewed: -Trig functions. -Coterminal angles. -Reference angles. -Arc length, radius, and central angle relationships (length = radius x theta)."
"I covered test review for pre-calculus, specifically the trigonometric identities section. I had the student do a variety of identity proof problems and provided with help/problem-solving strategies along the process. At the end of our session, the student felt good about solving these types of problems for the test."
"The student has a test coming up soon. At this session, we continued the review problems that she was working on earlier. The material we covered included the topics of polynomial long division, synthetic division, factoring, slide-and-divide, and graphing polynomial equations. She has shown a lot of progress on the conceptual foundations, like domain/range/etc. I have confidence in her upcoming performance."